(February 1956)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "WILL-YUM! No. 676." Code number is W-Y O.S. #676-562. Copyright 1955 by John F. Dille Company. First of three Will-Yum! Four Colors. Based on the "Will-Yum!" newspaper strip by Dave Gerard.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Will-Yum! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Gerard (signed)
Inks:
Dave Gerard (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Will-Yum

[Cast of Characters] (Table of Contents)

Will-Yum! / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Gerard (signed)
Pencils:
Dave Gerard (signed)
Inks:
Dave Gerard (signed)
Letters:
Dave Gerard

Genre:
children
Characters:
Will-Yum; Elwood; Genius; Sniffy; Skinny; Mary; Madeline
Synopsis:
Introduction of the characters in story form.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

The Secret Five (Table of Contents)

Will-Yum! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Gerard
Pencils:
Dave Gerard
Inks:
Dave Gerard
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dave Gerard

Genre:
children
Characters:
Will-Yum; Elwood; Skinny; Sniffy; Mary; Madeline
Synopsis:
Will-Yum, Elwood, Skinny and Sniffy form a secret club. Mary and Madeline plan a trick on the boys to get them to reveal the "secret" of the club.

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Will-Yum! Cures the Patient (Table of Contents)

Will-Yum! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Gerard
Pencils:
Dave Gerard
Inks:
Dave Gerard
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dave Gerard

Genre:
children
Characters:
Will-Yum; Sniffy
Synopsis:
Will-Yum plays doctor with Sniffy as a patient.

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Madeline Gets Her Man! (Nearly) (Table of Contents)

Will-Yum! / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Gerard
Pencils:
Dave Gerard
Inks:
Dave Gerard
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dave Gerard

Genre:
children
Characters:
Madeline; Mary; Will-Yum
Synopsis:
Madeline and Mary try to get Will-Yum to play house with them.

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

"The Runaways" (Table of Contents)

Will-Yum! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Gerard
Pencils:
Dave Gerard
Inks:
Dave Gerard
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dave Gerard

Genre:
children
Characters:
Will-Yum; Skinny
Synopsis:
Skinny coaxes Will-Yum to run away from home with him, but Will-Yum's mother convinces the two to go camping instead.

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Big Race (Table of Contents)

Will-Yum! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Gerard
Pencils:
Dave Gerard
Inks:
Dave Gerard
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dave Gerard

Genre:
children
Characters:
Will-Yum; Genius; Sniffy
Synopsis:
Under Genius's direction, Will-Yum and Sniffy build a fast soap box derby car--that doesn't have any brakes!

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

"The Ice Cream Man" (Table of Contents)

Will-Yum! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Gerard
Pencils:
Dave Gerard
Inks:
Dave Gerard
Letters:
Dave Gerard

Genre:
children
Characters:
Will-Yum; Sniffy; Elwood; Mary; Madeline
Synopsis:
Will-Yum gets a job at the drugstore selling ice cream cones, but his generosity puts the store out of business.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

[Wet Paint] (Table of Contents)

Will-Yum! and Whizzer / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Gerard (signed)
Pencils:
Dave Gerard (signed)
Inks:
Dave Gerard (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dave Gerard

Genre:
children
Characters:
Will-Yum; Whizzer (dog)
Synopsis:
Will-Yum and Whizzer have to see for themselves if a "wet paint" sign is correct.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents."

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Will-Yum!
  2. 1. [Cast of Characters]
    Will-Yum!
  3. 2. The Secret Five
    Will-Yum!
  4. 3. Will-Yum! Cures the Patient
    Will-Yum!
  5. 4. Madeline Gets Her Man! (Nearly)
    Will-Yum!
  6. 5. "The Runaways"
    Will-Yum!
  7. 6. The Big Race
    Will-Yum!
  8. 7. "The Ice Cream Man"
    Will-Yum!
  9. 8. [Wet Paint]
    Will-Yum! and Whizzer
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